Institutional Partnership Development Manager NGO Jobs – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages
Reports to: National
Program Development Advisor
Duty Station: Entebbe,
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development
organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide
child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other
projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda
since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe
(Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Job Summary:  The Institutional Partnership Development
Manager (IPD) supports the National Association to increase and diversify its
institutional funding base in collaboration with development partners. He / She
works with the National Director and the Program Team to strengthen existing
relationships and establish new relationships with institutional donors. He/she
works together with the NPDA to develop and implement strategies for
institutional partnership to grow the funding portfolio.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Fundraising and
Donor Liaison
  • Identify institutional partnership opportunities at the national/
    local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and
    embassies and foundations)
  • Develop fundable concepts and propels in line with SOS Uganda
    Institutional Policy guidelines.
  • Write concept notes and full proposals for both grants and contracts
    under the strategic guidance of the PD or Programme Coordinator. This
    includes background research, stakeholder analysis, data collection &
    analysis, consultation processes, development of narrative, development of
    budget and production all associated documents to a high standard in
    accordance with donor requirements
  • Maintain and regularly update information on potential funding opportunities
    for SOS CV Uganda based on thorough research and intelligence gathering
  • Coordinate and facilitate consortium formation and proposal
    development processes externally, with consortium and / or local
    implementing partners
  • Coordinate capacity assessments of potential local partners to be
    included in proposals
  • Develop MOUs, pre-teaming agreements or other required documentation
    in relation to consortium formation and partnership development.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring
    regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
  • Work with the National Director, be the link between SOS CV Uganda
    and donors especially in management of institutional funding contracts.
  • Ensure regular communication with the SOS CV international and
    regional offices
Donor Contract
  • Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the
    National Program Development Advisor and IOR
  • Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting making
    sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation and
  • Be responsible for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional
    (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of
    consortium agreements, teaming agreements compliance with donor
    requirements, submission of reports.
  • Develop and maintain workspaces in the Grant management Tracker
    system for management of institutional contracts.
  • Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system and paper) are
    complete and kept up to date.
  • Undertake routine donor contract administration for country
    programmes including maintenance of records on donor contracts.
  • Establish a close working relationship with the Finance and Program
    Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting,
    contract management and reporting.
  • Responding to needs from IOR on reporting in relation to grant and
    contract information management. 
Strategy, Capacity
  • Develop and implement an institutional fundraising and partnership
    strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda and
    ensure this is infused within the global IPD Strategy 2.0 and national
  • Ensure Senior Management are appraised of all strategic
    opportunities, challenges and risks in relation to potential funding
    opportunities, including grants and contracts.
  • Analyse the funding environment vis a vis SOS CV Uganda plans and
    priorities, mapping key donors and identifying trends in funding and
    implications for SOS CV Ethiopia
  • Review and implement the recommendations of the donor market survey
  • Train and support relevant staff in Project Cycle Management and
    Logical Framework Approach among other models and approaches
  • Build fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training
    staff on funding policies donor relations, reporting, contract management,
  • Document learning on the implementation of donor-funded grants and
    contracts, in order to improve understanding of donor requirements and to
    improve SOS CV Uganda performance
Development and Networking
  • Establish and maintain regular contact with donors by organizing
    donor roundtables, face to face meetings, attending donor forums etc.
  • Supporting the National Director, PD Advisor to develop new and
    existing relationships with new donors and potential consortium partners.
  • Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government
    departments in support of SOS CV Uganda subject to approval from the
    National Director.
  • Assess and where possible develop partnerships and consortiums with
    other like-minded organizations for purposes of bidding for large donor
  • Represent SOS CV Uganda in sector level meetings (development and
    humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use this to
    aggressively develop funding partnerships.
  • Participate in regional IPD networking and training forums and
    contribute to development of new IPD strategies to improve practice.
  • Developing material to help promote SOS CV Uganda amongst potential
    donors, partners and key Government representatives, including briefings,
    capacity statements and presentations.
  • Work closely with the GSC in ESAF and IO in order to ensure
    coordinated contact with donors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelors’ Degree and Masters’ Degree,
    in the social sciences (social work, psychology, social-pedagogy,
    community development or economics).
  • Post graduate project management qualification.
  • Seven years of working experience in the field of Project Management
  • He/she should have 4-7 years extensive experience in planning,
    securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a
    thorough understanding of development programming.
  • A thorough understanding of program design and development
    especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Gender and
    GBV, Child Protection, etc.
  • Experience in social science research; the candidate should have
    extensive experience conducting assessments, evaluations etc.
  • A thorough understanding of DCM, PCM, and training approaches is
  • Demonstrable experience in planning, resourcing, implementing,
    controlling, monitoring & evaluation of and reporting on projects,
    preferably in the social sciences arena, including donor- funded programs.
  • Ability to turn a vision into actionable goals and deliverables,
    including coordinating the activities of several program locations (and
    their networks of service providers) around these common goals.
  • Ability to challenge conventional thinking, and to influence others
    to develop new, innovative solutions to promote quality child care and
    development, including using broad cross-sector coordination to create
    large-scale social change.
  • Understanding of the national legislation, policies, strategies and
    funding mechanisms of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda in relation to child
    care and development.
  • Experience in partnership-building, including assessing the
    suitability of partners, and negotiating and formalizing Memorandums of
  • Experience of working with consultants for carrying out baseline
    studies and evaluations of projects, maintaining strong ownership of the
    process while bringing about an informed and objective result.
  • Ability to represent SOS Uganda at the highest level, including with
    national bodies and agencies, NGO networks and international donors.
  • Ability to link budgets for implementing planned activities and
    programs, as well as understanding of financial reports for tracking
    budget execution.
  • Proven experience in leading a team.
  • Strong MS office skills, preferably with proficiency in using
    project management software.
  • Strong and highly effective communication skills in English
    including excellent report writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel within different the regions, as well as
    travel within the Sub-Saharan Africa region for experience-sharing and
  • The Candidate should have leadership, and innovation, flexible,
    self-drive and have the ability to work very fast and under strict
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with
    the ability to represent SOS CV Uganda in donor forums, develop
    partnerships with other NGOs
  • Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of
    funding and contract compliance.

Personal Attributes
  • Good planning, organizing and coordination skills with attention to
    detail and accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team
    and to communicate effectively with colleagues, partners, stakeholders and
    others who are not in the line of command.
  • Strong analytic and thinking skills, ability to overcome challenges.
  • Ability to manage own time and to work under high pressure.
  • Trustworthiness and confidentiality, modelling principled behaviour.
  • Commitment to address the situation the children of our target group
    and their families
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit their applications, updated CVs and academic documents to the
address below:
HR &
Administration Manager
SOS Children’s
Village Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 2:00pm
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